Category: Able Americans

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Mark Mostert: Prioritize Resources for Veterans, Not for Illegal Aliens

Able Americans, Commentary /
Are our military veterans being shortchanged to support our nation's influx of illegal immigrants? In a commentary published at The Washington Times, Dr. Mark P. Mostert of our Able Americans program clears up the confusion -- and the news is ...
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Mark Mostert: The Woke FAA Has an Inclusion Problem – But It’s Not What You Think

Able Americans, Commentary /
While it's laudable that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants to increase job opportunities for people with disabilities, Able Americans' Dr. Mark P. Mostert calls the FAA's employment inclusion program "fervently misguided." In a column published at Human Events, Mark ...
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Mark Mostert: Airlines Need To Do Better To Support People With Disabilities

Able Americans, Commentary /
"Recent reports make clear that passengers with disabilities are not a priority for airlines, writes Dr. Mark Mostert of Able Americans. In a commentary published at Issues & Insights, Mark describes several recent examples of airlines failing people with disabilities, ...
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Mark Mostert: People with Disabilities Thrive When Free of Stifling Bureaucracy

Able Americans, Commentary /
The United Nations' Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD) "is a great idea with lofty but unrealistic goals that completely fail to take into account the real world," writes Mark P. Mostert of Able Americans in a ...
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Mark Mostert: Kids with Severe Disabilities Deserve Better

Able Americans, Commentary /
"Infant Indi Gregory... died a few weeks ago. A heartbreaking tragedy. But why she died is grotesque — the perfect storm of medicine and heartless legal arguments culminating in a court-ordered refusal to show mercy and compassion." In a commentary syndicated through ...
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A Welcome Move: HHS Proposes Updates to the Rehabilitation Act

Able Americans /
The National Center's Able Americans program and its senior researcher, Dr. Mark Mostert, are cheering proposed updates to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, saying the changes "will result in increased protections from discrimination for people with disabilities." The Rehabilitation Act, ...
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Melissa Ortiz: How Does Dysfunctional HHS Serve the ‘Health and Well-Being’ of All Americans?

Able Americans, Commentary /
According to its website, the Department of Health and Human Services’ stated mission is to “enhance the health and well-being of all Americans, by providing for effective health and human services and by fostering sound, sustained advances in the sciences ...
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Melissa Ortiz: 61 Million People With Disabilities Are Counting on Us to Develop Good Policies

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On the NTD program "America's Hope with Kelly Wright," Melissa Ortiz explained the mission and current trajectory of the National Center's Able Americans project. The goal of Able Americans, in Melissa's words, is to "move to a free-market, limited-government perspective ...
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Melissa Ortiz: One Flag Can Celebrate Two Things, Can’t It?

Able Americans, Commentary /
This photo of the Universal Access Flag Lap Blanket is owned by the National Museum of American History. July is Disability Pride Month, a 31-day observance culminating with the National Council on Independent Living’s week-long annual conference that concludes with ...
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C. Boyden Gray: A Conservative Champion for Those With Disabilities

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C. Boyden Gray, who recently passed away at the age of 80, was known for many things. After witnessing the disastrous Carter administration, the lifelong Democrat converted to conservatism and became White House counsel to President George H.W. Bush and ...
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